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Van Hollen, Bera Introduce New Bicameral Bill to Make it Easier for Americans to Sign Up for Health Care, Close Massive Enrollment Gap

October 19, 2021

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (D-Calif.) introduced new legislation to simplify health care enrollment for Americans.... Read more »

Maryland Matters: Commission Seeking Grant Applicants to Quash Health Disparities in Black, Brown and Disabled Communities

October 18, 2021

Maryland is one step closer to establishing “health equity resource communities,” where officials will try to raise the overall health of neighborhoods with targeted grants to improve access to health care services...The Pathways to Health Equity Program’s call for proposals was officially released Tuesday. Applications are due Dec. 7. Grants will be awarded in early February 2022.... Read more »

CHRC Press Release: Community Health Resources Commission Issues Pathways To Health Equity Call For Proposals

October 13, 2021

$13 million in new grant funding to be awarded; outreach events scheduled... Read more »

1430 WNAV: Marylanders looking for health coverage are likely to see lower premiums on Nov. 1.

October 12, 2021

President of the Maryland Healthcare For All Coalition Vincent DeMarco said this is due to a new round of healthcare subsidies at the federal level and in the state of Maryland.... Read more »

Maryland Reporter: Maryland is the sixth most vaccinated state in the nation: Study

September 13, 2021

So, why is Maryland outperforming the overwhelming majority of states in vaccinations? “These rankings track the rankings of a study that came out recently where Maryland had the fifth best health care system in the country and Massachusetts had the best. And I do not think it is a coincidence that these are also the states that have the best vaccination rates,” Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco told MarylandReporter.com.... Read more »

State of Reform: $60 million allocated to improve health disparities in Maryland’s underserved communities

August 26, 2021

The purpose of the HERC Advisory Committee is to use state resources to reduce health disparities, improve health outcomes, improve access to primary care, promote primary and secondary prevention services, and reduce health care costs and hospital admissions and readmissions... Read more »

Maryland Matters: Can Targeted Grants Improve the Health of Whole Neighborhoods? A Maryland Committee is Working on It

August 12, 2021

Grants will be focused on improving access to primary care services, reducing hospital admissions and incentivizing health care practitioners to work in underserved areas. ... Read more »

WMAR Baltimore: Nearly $60 million in grants to improve equity in healthcare

For the first time since the ‘Maryland Health Equity Resource Act’ was enacted the commission met to discuss strategies to deploy nearly 60 million dollars of funding to help those who’ve been left behind.... Read more »

The Commonwealth Fund: State “Easy Enrollment” Programs Gain Momentum, Lay Groundwork for Additional Efforts to Expand Coverage

August 5, 2021

Maryland’s program has become a blueprint for other states.... Read more »

Prince George’s County Community Television: The deadline to sign up for health coverage in Maryland is approaching

August 3, 2021

The coronavirus special enrollment period is set to end August 15. ... Read more »